It is shaping up to be a heckuva year for intelligence studies at Mercyhurst. This fall we are welcoming our largest freshman class ever (we now have over 400 students in the program!), next summer we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary and 12 months from September 1, we should be moving into a new building.
One other major development that could also occur impacts more than just our little slice of heaven, though -- Mercyhurst College could become Mercyhurst University (though the timeline for this is much more variable, obviously).
With all this happening, it occurred to several of the faculty that we ought to re-examine our name. It started with the genuine naming problem presented by having an "MU" to deal with but expanded into a fairly deep (for us, that is) discussion of who and what we are.
With that in mind, I decided to see what our students, faculty, alumni and friends might think of our two current top choices. Using the wonderful Swayable tool, I put it to you: Which do you prefer, the more traditional "The Institute for Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University"? Or the alternative, "The Institute for Applied Intelligence at Mercyhurst University"? Cast your vote below!
If you don't like either one, leave a comment below!